KidView – 21 Things to Do

21 things to do with Kids
by the View Crew

There are so many things to do this spring now that it has sprung. Most of these are free and the rest are really affordable. Time together is the best thing you can do, but there are fun ways to explore our community. Please share your other things to do with kids at<> so we can spread the word.

1. Tour downtown with a camera/phone and film a scavenger hunt of subjects.
2. Visit Great Valley Museum at MJC West
3. Create pottery art at the Chartreuse Muse.
4. Take a picture under the Modesto Arch.
5. Observe the stars at the MJC Observatory.
6. Watch a vintage movie at the State Theatre & order real butter popcorn.
7. Play at the Graceada Park Playground.
8. Spend a day browsing books at the one of the Stanislaus County Libraries.
9. See a matinee at the Brenden Theatre.
10. Check out the statues in Downtown. The Paper Boy, Chief Estanislao, Lucas Plaza
11. Make rubbings on historic headstones at the Cemetery
12. Take a tour of the different tree varieties in Graceada Park
13. Ride bikes on the Mensinger Trail along Dry Creek
14. Go visit Sciabica Olive Oil facility and do some tastings.
15. Take a ride to Knights Ferry and walk on the covered bridge
16. Pick a project to do at Love Modesto on April 30.
17. Drive up and order a Root Beer and Coney Dog at A & W on Friday night with Elvis (summer)
18. Tulip season and Animal Days at Dutch Hollow Farms.

1. Visit the McHenry Museum
2. Walk the Modesto Historic Cruise Route tour
3. Spend an afternoon touring Pageo Lavendar Farm.

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.